Tang Zhenya delivers mail on Hongze Lake.
Since he is the only mailman in town, Tang works long hours and has little spare time to spend with his family. In 2003, his wife had to have an operation to remove an ovarian cyst. When Tang's wife went into the operating theater he was busy delivering letters. By the time he got to the hospital, the operation was over. His wife asked him to look for a better job, but he refused, saying he was not ambitious. "If I quit, who will deliver mail to the fishermen?" he asked her
Tang Zhenya sees himself as a bridge connecting the fishermen to the outside world. And he is still rowing his boat around Hongze Lake.